Nature of Snowdonia Environmental Workshops

Whilst these workshops are open to anyone to attend members of MTA, AMI and BAIML will get a CPD point for attending.

All these workshops take place ‘on the hill’. You need to be prepared for a day’s hill walking

Nature of Snowdonia – Environmental Workshop

The classic introduction to the nature of Snowdonia. Cwm Idwal provides the location for us to get to know some geology, geography, some flowers, plants, bird and legends, and much more besides.

October 10th

Nature of Snowdonia - Yorkshire Dales Special

I'll be in the Dales in July so here we go. Come and find out all about the upland environment when you join me for a day out on Ingleborough. This will be just like a Nature of Snowdonia workshop in Wales, but we'll visit the limestone areas in the Yorkshire Dales. We'll look at fauna, flora, birds, geology, geomorphology and the human impact.

"Thank you again for a fantastic and insightful day out. I had been eagerly anticipating the masterclass and have to say that Mark and yourself did not fail to leave me slack-jawed and utterly inspired.


I can not wait to see what you have in store for the future and sincerely hope that our paths will cross again one day.


Really appreciate the useful links and resources too, I'll be sure to check them out.


Keep up the great work!"


Ian FOX, 2021 attendee

The next date will be in July 2022 - wathc this space...


Nature of Snowdonia – Nice to Know, Need to Know

On this workshop we explore what is key enviro knowledge and what could be considered further knowledge for Mountain Leaders and Mountaineering Instructors. This workshop is aimed, at two groups of people. Those who feel they know little about the environment and are a little intimidated about going on a workshop and being overwhelmed with information, and those who are potentially going on to train others about the environment.

October 17th 2021

Nature of Snowdonia – Birds in the Mountains

On this workshop I’m joined by Julian Hughes of the Welsh Ornithological Society. It is a real treat to have his expert input as we travel from the valley, through distinct habitats to open mountain. This is hen harrier country.

May 2022 Date to be confirmed

Nature of Snowdonia - Up on the Farm

Join me for a vist to an upland farm in the Carneddau. Find out how farming works and what challenges two young farmers face in their quest to run a traditional upland grazing farm in a nature friendly way. This is an important workshop for anyone leading groups in the uplands.

This workshope will run again in  - Watch this space...

Nature of Snowdonia – Down on the Farm

On this workshop we join award winning young farmer; Teleri Fielden ‘the Snowdonia Shepherdess’ for a workshop on Teleri’s Farm near Beddgelert. Join us as we walk through a range of habitats and as we learn about the farming year and how the land is managed for nature and profit.

October 3rd 2021

Nature of Snowdonia – Arctic-Alpine Special

Come us join me on this workshop for an arctic- alpine flower hunt. I’ll take you to some of the best spots around Cwm Idwal to see a range of arctic-alpine species growing in niche environments.

This will run again in late June 2022


"Just wanted to write to thank you for such a great event on Friday, COVID related procedures were well manages and pragmatic and didn’t detract from the day whatsoever."


"The content was brilliant and certainly de mystified how much I should be knowledgable about prior to MCI assessment. "

"Thanks again for a great day out, I will be booking more days in the new year. "

Kind regards

Dave MacIntyre"

"I attended one of your flora and geology walks just prior to my ML assessment a couple of years ago, and found it very informative, inspirational and motivated me to learn more." Leon Haywood 2020